Los Angeles' Rich Hill, who was pitching in the independent Atlantic League just 14 months ago, threw six scoreless inning to steer the Dodgers to a 6-0 win against the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday, taking a 2-1 lead in the National League Championship Series.
New Jersey's Taylor Hall made his new fans very happy with two power-play goals in a 4:11 span of the second period as the Devils posted their first win of the season; a 2-1 over the road-weary and penalty-plagued Anaheim on Tuesday.
Cristiano Ronaldo was kept waiting for his 100th career goal in European club competitions as Real Madrid swept to a 5-1 victory over Legia Warsaw in the Champions League on Tuesday.
Japan's Morinari Watanabe beat French rival Georges Guelzec Wednesday to become the new head of world gymnastics.
Cleveland overcame the premature exit of its starting pitcher and won 4-2 at Toronto on Monday to move within one win of a place in the World Series.
Arizona's David Johnson rushed for 111 yards and three touchdowns as the Cardinals shut down the listless New York Jets 28-3 on Monday.
Manchester United's defensive tactics blunted Liverpool's prolific attack as England's two most illustrious teams toughed out a 0-0 draw in the Premier League on Monday.
Colorado's Gabriel Landeskog redirected a shot by Nathan MacKinnon into the net 22 seconds into overtime for his second goal of the game, giving the Avalanche a 4-3 win at Pittsburgh on Monday.
Nevada's governor signed a bill Monday clearing the way for a Las Vegas stadium that could be home to the Raiders, although NFL owners still need to approve the team's move to Oakland before Sin City becomes a football town.
Los Angeles ace Clayton Kershaw pitched seven sparkling innings to steer the Dodgers to a 1-0 road win against the Chicago Cubs on Sunday, squaring the National League Championship Series at a game apiece.